Beyond the Badge: Profile of a School Resource Officer | Not in Our Town

Beyond the Badge: Profile of a School Resource Officer

School Resource Officer Ronald Cockrell works to bridge gaps between
students and police officers in St. Louis, MO.

A documentary presented by Not In Our Town and the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office

About the Film

In the midst of turmoil and division between law enforcement and the community of Ferguson, MO, St. Louis County School Resource Officer Ronald Cockrell works to bridge the gap between students and police officers. Beyond the Badge: Profile of a School Resource Officer follows Officer Cockrell during a school day at Central Middle School in Riverview Gardens, six months after the police shooting and protests that left North St. Louis County reeling. The story focuses on Cockrell’s efforts to build relationships, listen to students address fear of the police in a school town hall, mentor young people on how to deal with conflicts, and work with his colleagues to respond and support a student whose father is murdered.

This film was produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office as part of the Not In Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative.

Documentary - 17 minutes

 

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